AT&T and Google have announced that all Android phones on the network will use Google's Android messaging app for SMS and RCS services. T-Mobile entered into a similar partnership with Google in March, leaving Verizon as the only wireless carrier in the United States that has not made a commitment to standardize its subscribers in Android Messages. With the switch to messaging comes another important change: real interoperability with RCS on other networks. AT&T has supported RCS for a while, but that support is as random as half the support. The new deal also means AT&T customers will benefit from the full RCS encryption rollout that Google is rolling out to all customers this year (in fact, that distribution has already started). For some time now, Google has been pushing RCS as the standard text messaging solution for Android and promoting it as an open standard that any carrier can easily accept as the next generation of SMS. RCS has many advantages over SMS: no character limit, can send larger files, displays input indicators, offers better group chats, Wi-Fi support, and offers end-to-end encryption for single chats. When Android Messages detects that you're sending a message with another RCS-enabled phone, the text entry window changes to a message saying that you sent "Chat" and that you've enabled "Chat Feature". This is not the same as Google Chat, the company's other messaging service. Yes, it's confusing - blame Google. https://sites.google.com/view/snaptube-vip-unlocked-apk-2021 https://sites.google.com/view/yousician-premium-apk-2021 https://sites.google.com/view/prographicstoolkitapkfree2021 https://sites.google.com/view/powerdirector-pro-apk-free https://sites.google.com/view/jiosaavnproapkfreedownload https://sites.google.com/view/zedge-premium-apk-download https://sites.google.com/view/tl-pro-apk-no-license-2021 https://sites.google.com/view/simplegalleryproapkfree2021 https://sites.google.com/view/sdmaidprounlockedapkfree2021 https://sites.google.com/view/vivavideovipapkfreedownload After all, despite Google's efforts, carriers are slowly taking over RCS. In fact, in October 2019, they announced a failed attempt to form the RCS consortium which was fruitless. Ultimately, Google had to take matters into its own hands, years in a long transition, to offer RCS services directly to every Android user. Overall, the deployment of RCS Chat has been a huge mess for Google's messaging app because of politics, corporate struggles, and confusing old strategies.